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Injured Working as a Taxi Driver in Tennessee?

Nashville Taxi Accident Lawyer on Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Claims for Cab Drivers

Being a taxi driver is not easy, and nothing can interrupt the life and livelihood of a taxi driver like a taxi accident or any other situation that causes serious personal injury on the job. While some taxi drivers are classified as employees of a taxi company, many cab drivers are independent contractors who have limited means to gain compensation after taxi driver accidents.

Taxi accident lawyer Stanley A. Davis has spent much of his practice helping workers, including hundreds of cab drivers, with personal injury and Tennessee workers compensation cases. He has the experience necessary to navigate you through the process of obtaining personal injury compensation from the appropriate parties to cover damages from a taxi driver accident that can help you recover.

What are Potential Risks of Taxi Driving in Nashville?

Driving a taxi in Nashville can be an interesting job, to say the least. Tennessee taxi drivers meet customers from all walks of life and may drive all over the state. However, along with the interesting aspects of the job come a number of potential hazards for taxi drivers, such as:

  • Getting into a taxi driver accident with another vehicle, even when cab drivers use extreme caution and care while driving
  • Stress and strain injuries from repetitive movement and other workplace ergonomic conditions
  • Passengers that distract or assault taxi drivers and cause devastating personal injuries

When personal injuries occur in a taxi accident, gaining compensation may depend on the employment classification of the taxi driver. Some taxi drivers are employees of taxi companies and can thus file for taxi driver workers compensation. Other cab drivers in Tennessee work as independent contractors. A personal car insurance policy may provide some compensation for independent contractor taxi drivers who suffer accident injuries. Some can drivers may file lawsuits against the individuals responsible for the taxi driver accidents.

Differences between Employee and Independent Contractor Classifications for Nashville Taxi Drivers

There are some key differences between taxi drivers classified as independent contractors and employees, especially in the event of a crash. Employees typically must follow close directives from their employer about clocking in and follow company policies from which independent contractors are exempt. However, taxi driver employees do enjoy a number of employee benefits that contractors do not receive. These benefits include things like Tennessee workers compensation coverage for compensation after job injuries.

Independent contractors are subject to less control by the taxi companies under which they operate. Independent taxi driver contractors typically choose their own hours. Additionally, they are not subject to some of the same rules as employees. However, Nashville taxi driver independent contractors do not receive employee benefits like workers comp.

Hurt in a Taxi Driver Accident? Call Our Nashville Taxi Accident Lawyer

If you are a taxi driver who has been hurt in a taxi driver accident, you could be entitled to compensation for the personal injuries and lost wages you suffered as a result. However, the legal process of gaining the compensation you are entitled may change depending on your employment status.

Call taxi driver workers compensation lawyer Stan Davis about your best legal options today.

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Real Injuries. Real Recoveries.

  • $900,000 Settlement Failure to Yield

    A middle-aged man was riding with his wife and two minor children on a rural road when a defendant failed to yield the right-of-way causing a moderate impact to occur.

  • $95,000 Settlement Truck Accident

    Our Nashville personal injury attorney gained a truck accident settlement in a case where the victim was hit by a truck driver and incurred soft tissue injuries. Medical bills totaled $14,000.00.

  • Supreme Court Upholds Non-Economic Damage Caps

    According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Tennessee Supreme Court has set aside a previous ruling by a Hamilton County judge who said that laws capping certain damages in personal injury lawsuits are unconstitutional.

  • $240,228 Verdict Soft-Tissue Injuries

    Our Nashville truck accident lawyer gained a jury verdict for a truck accident that caused soft tissue injuries. The amount was reduced by 27 percent, which accounts for the victim’s comparative fault.

  • $425,000 Settlement Spine Injury

    A middle-aged man was rear-ended by another driver who was not paying attention. He suffered a closed head injury as well as a spinal cord injury. The injured man continues to suffer from loss of memory, vertigo, and headaches.

  • $300,000 Settlement Tractor-Trailer Accident

    Our Nashville truck accident lawyer gained a recovery in a Murfreesboro truck accident case involving a client hit by a tractor-trailer. Although property damage was minimal, the client sustained significant soft tissue injuries.

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    Attorney Davis came through for me at a very difficult time in my life. I am truly grateful for him and his staff and would highly recommend his services. Even when my case was settled, the professional and friendly relationship didn’t end.
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    Stan and his team have a "never give up" attitude and always put your best interest above their bottom line. This isn't your typical law firm. They're just good, honest people fighting to make sure you get what you deserve from your case.
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